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How Often Does the UN Security Council Use a Gender Lens? Not Often Enough

How Often Does the UN Security Council Use a Gender Lens? Not Often Enough

The Women, Peace and Security agenda’s impact continues to be limited in scope as Security Council meetings do not incorporate the gender lens mandated by USNCR 1325.

How Well-meaning Donors Create the UN Machinery They Don’t Like

How Well-meaning Donors Create the UN Machinery They Don’t Like

While states have been increasing financial support to the UN, their shift towards voluntary contributions adds more fuel to the fire of UN bureaucracy that they dislike.

A close-up of a UN Police officer as he and colleagues, along with the Haitian National Police, conduct a security operation in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. Lasting some three hours, the officers’ search for weapons and gang members resulted in seven detained suspects.

Haiti: Peace-Keeping as the Path to Peace, State-Building, and Democracy

More than ten years after the first UN mission, peace is still far from becoming reality, but the government has the instruments to dissuade uprisings and violence.  

Conflict Resolution and the UN Peacekeeping Operation in Côte d’Ivoire

Conflict Resolution and the UN Peacekeeping Operation in Côte d’Ivoire

Conflict resolution should be more than ending violence; it should be rebuilding a society and the ties among the population that were severed by conflict.

Developing Countries and UN Peacebuilding: Opportunities and Challenges

Developing Countries and UN Peacebuilding: Opportunities and Challenges

We must ask questions about how to reform historically rooted principles, norms, expectations, and understandings about how to achieve a sustainable peace in the international society.

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005. UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

Why Did the U.S. and Israel Leave UNESCO?

Washington’s exit from UNESCO integrates seamlessly into a longer historical trajectory of engagement with the organization. Israel has little choice but to follow suit.

The Global South and UN Peace Operations

The Global South and UN Peace Operations

Motivations to contribute troops vary in the Global South. Most seek to polish their international image. Others use UN peacekeeping to reap financial interests.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Kirkland and a United Nations peacekeeper from Sri Lanka provide security for Haitian women receiving bags of rice for their families at a food distribution point in Carrefour, Haiti, Feb. 16, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)

The United Nations and Middle Eastern Security

With the presence of ISIS winding down, the war in Yemen, increasing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and other regional issues the UN is able to fill the role of a moderating third party.

Image by United Nations Photo

With Great Power Comes Great Climate Responsibility

Great powers are assessed with regard to their response and responsibility to limit the negative impact of climate change.

Review – Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

Review – Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

This book is a bold effort to understand the complex debates on the issue of sexual violence against men, incorporating a range of perspectives and reflective pieces.

A female member of the Swedish Infantry Battalion attached to UNFICYP on target practice at Battalion Headquarters, Larnaca. The 12 female members of the battalion were the first women to join the Force in Autumn 1979.
1/Jun/1980. Larnaca, Cyprus. UN Photo/John Isaac. www.un.org/av/photo/

Women in UN Peacekeeping: Historical and Contemporary Patterns

As the inclusion of women among peacekeeping elements continues to expand, hopefully future research into the phenomenon will continue to emerge.

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